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Lifespan Workforce Development provides the opportunities, inspiration and education to help you find your career in health care.
We offer various youth development and employment programs that serve different career interests. Explore all of the opportunities and find one that works for you.
Adult and Youth Workforce Employment Programs
Project Search is for those currently eligible to receive services from the Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services and/or eligible to receive services from the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals and are ages 21 and older.
The Workforce STAT Summer Radiologic Technologist Assistant (SRTA) Program operates as part of the Summer Youth Employment Program. The SRTA program provides education on basic skills, competencies, and safety to prepare students for positions in clinical departments in diagnostic imaging. A radiologic technologist assistant (TA) provides support to the radiologic technologist and imaging department.
The Workforce STAT Pharmacy Technician Training Program features a series of interconnected educational training and support services for those ages 18 and older. The program was designed by and for Rhode Island’s growing health care industry and will meet health care industry needs by transforming, in an accelerated manner, a group of unemployed and underemployed entry-level Rhode Islanders into prepared, well-qualified pharmacy technicians to care for patients.
The Workforce STAT CNA Program features a series of interconnected educational training and support services for those ages 18 and older. The program was designed by and for Rhode Island’s growing health care industry and will meet health care industry needs by transforming, in an accelerated manner, a group of unemployed and underemployed entry-level Rhode Islanders into a prepared, well-qualified CNA workforce to care for patients.
The Seacole Scholars Program, named for pioneering nurse Mary Seacole, is a summer employment opportunity for high school students, ages 16 to 21, who have their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) licenses. This program is run by Rhode Island Hospital's nursing department and operates as part of the Lifespan Summer Employment Program.
Adrianne Walsh, volunteer services manager, explains the impact hospital volunteers have on our patients.
Youth Educational and Development Programs
Computer Science for Rhode Island (CS4RI)
Young Doctors Club
Contact: Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex, 401-456-1781
Prepare for Your Career and Volunteer
When you volunteer you are giving something back to your community by lending a helping hand to people and organizations. What you may not realize is that volunteering also benefits you as an individual. There are many good reasons to get involved in the community, including learning something about yourself. Lifespan offers volunteer opportunities for both teens and adults.
If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, Lifespan is the place to visit. Youth are especially encouraged to volunteer during high school and college. Volunteering will earn you references that can help with your job search, and college application process. The skills you gain during an internship will also be beneficial in your future career.